We Dive Into Dave Grohl’s Filmogprahy and Best Cameos
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After Nirvana’s success, Dave Grohl showcased his playful antics in films like 1991: The Year Punk Broke and music videos like “Big Me” and “Learn To Fly.” Surprisingly, the Foo Fighters starred in their own movie, Studio 666, a horror-comedy about recording in a haunted house.
Let’s reflect on Grohl’s top ten memorable appearances in movies and TV shows, where he humorously mocked his public persona or embraced acting challenges. These performances have led to the creation of Studio 666.
10. Drunk History (2016)
Grohl, credited formally as “David Grohl,” appeared briefly in the first episode on Comedy Central, playing a friend of Elvis Presley portrayed by Jack Black. In the fourth season, Grohl returned, wearing a powdered wig and playing an unnamed founding father who opposed Alexander Hamilton at the constitutional convention. Lin-Manuel Miranda narrated that episode.
9. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)
Known for his appearances in music documentaries, Grohl humorously pokes fun at his own involvement in the genre while praising a fictional band in the pilot episode of the FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. “Honestly, if it weren’t for the Heathens, I don’t think there would have been a Nirvana. We saw the Heathens at CBGB’s and holy shit, man, it changed our lives.”
8. The X-Files (1996)
Foo Fighters, named after Grohl’s interest in UFOs, had an early connection to The X-Files. Grohl made a quick cameo in Season 3 and their music featured in the show and its first movie spinoff.
7. The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange (2013)
The web series Annoying Orange, featuring a troublesome fruit, is a hit with young children. It gained YouTube popularity in the early 2010s and later collaborated with Cartoon Network for a two-year run called The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange. The show included celebrity cameos, including Grohl in two episodes.
6. Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves, known for their roles in the Bill & Ted movies, reunited to complete the trilogy. Grohl has a funny cameo in Bill & Ted Face the Music, tricking the characters into their future selves.
5. The Morning Show (2021)
In The Morning Show on Apple TV+, Jennifer Aniston’s character, Alex Levy, takes a break from her show and returns in Season 2. Foo Fighters surprise her as guests, and Aniston and Grohl share a real friendship from their earlier MTV interview in 2003.
4. Saturday Night Live (2011)
Grohl has been a musical guest on Saturday Night Live multiple times but has only appeared in the comedy portion once. He made a cameo in a digital short and later had more screen time as Tony, an MC in a strip club called “Bongo’s Clown Room.”
3. Ghost Ghirls (2013)
Yahoo! Screen aired Community’s final season but cost its parent company $42 million. Ghost Ghirls, a sitcom parodying paranormal reality TV, ended with a two-part episode featuring Sweet River Jackson & The Huckleberry Dogs. Grohl played a drummer caught in a power struggle.
2. The Muppets (2015)
Grohl made two cameo appearances with the Muppets. In the 2011 film, he played Animool, a stand-in for Animal in Fozzie Bear’s tribute act. In the 2015 sitcom, Grohl performed and had a drum battle with Animal.
1. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
Tenacious D, the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, gained musical credibility with Grohl on drums for their debut album in 2001. Grohl went even further by appearing as a demon in their “Tribute” video. Later, in their feature film, The Pick of Destiny, Grohl elevated his role to Satan for the surreal climax.